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  • Message 1. 

    Posted by typewright (U14048004) on Monday, 21st March 2011

    Enter SuperRoy! All efficency and flattery.

    Elizabeth: "Yes, thank you, David, that will be all. Now, Roy..."

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  • Message 2

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    Posted by Majorclanger (U3647229) on Monday, 21st March 2011

    Did you notice the seal of approval, 'You can use Nigel's computer'

    Feet safely under the table, she'll be waxing lyrical as she hands him the ceremonial bodging stick.

    Is that what Nigel..................

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  • Message 3

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    Posted by typewright (U14048004) on Monday, 21st March 2011

    Yes, major, that was really telling. David, you're superfluous.

    He can't bear to let go, can he? Guilty conscience again? The inquest's not far off.

    Ruth was quite good, reminding him what his real job is. (OK, coat ready...)

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    Posted by Buntysdaughter (U7084475) on Monday, 21st March 2011

    Is it likely that the inquest will be postponed because of Lizzard's state of health ? That would keep Dopey DAve on the rack for a bit longer.

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    Posted by JustJanie - Fairweather Strider (U10822512) on Monday, 21st March 2011

    It's a shame, isn't it? Poor David, out on his ear and just as he was getting the hang of running a ... whatever it is that Lower Loxley is. Well, no, he wasn't, but what a shame any way.

    What? No, that was not me sniggering, no, not at all.

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    Posted by MrsMiggins (U13648123) on Monday, 21st March 2011

    Lizzie's excited, more free help. Now that really is what Nigel would have wanted!

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    Posted by Purple_Hay (U14319650) on Monday, 21st March 2011

    I wouldn't trust Roy to hand out deck chairs.

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    Posted by riversidedweller (U6254664) on Monday, 21st March 2011

    At last some commonsense. Roy is the best person to run LL at the moment. Thank goodness Dopey David has gone back to running the farm! I wondered how long that story line would go on and on and on........yawn!

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    Posted by alanis (U2256129) on Tuesday, 22nd March 2011

    Enter SuperRoy! All efficency and flattery.

    Elizabeth: "Yes, thank you, David, that will be all. Now, Roy..." 
    She even said "We really need to get on" as a way of dismissing David - a bit much surely?

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  • Message 10

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    Posted by pigsrlovely (U14715579) on Tuesday, 22nd March 2011

    I liked the realistic ' only child Ruth' not being able to understand the bigger brother pull of wanting to help and feel indispensable to his little sister.

    Shula seems to have forgotten that she was the font of all knowledge regarding widowhood and has left Elizabeth to it. Perhaps she has her hands full looking after Nigel's hunter. How did that horse end up at the Stables? Have I missed something vital?

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  • Message 11

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    Posted by Burberry (U14785386) on Tuesday, 22nd March 2011

    Alanis - yes, I noticed that too; Elizabeth being soooo dismissive to
    David. He kind of slunk away --- last year's man ...

    Enter SuperRoy, hero of the hour!

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  • Message 12

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    Posted by JudithL (U14272244) on Tuesday, 22nd March 2011

    As well as a riding school, Shula runs a livery stables. The new owner of Topper is stabling him at livery there.

    I thought Lizzie's dismissal of David was masterly. It can't have helped her recovery knowing that her brother was blundering around as he was doing. But the chance of David taking the hint and helping his wife to run the farm? Well....

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  • Message 13

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    Posted by Daily LLama (U14778001) on Tuesday, 22nd March 2011

    SuperRoy! Excellent...he must be so indispensble to Grey Gables, and have so much to do that he can spend a whole month at LL....Lizzard'll go a poaching the boy Roy I think.

    Or she and Caroline will realise they can share him, work him twice as hard across two locations with two sets of lovely rota spreadsheets, and still only pay him one salary!

    Superserf!

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  • Message 14

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    Posted by sleepyhollow (U2757741) on Tuesday, 22nd March 2011

    SuperRoy, indeed! In fact, he may well be gaining on SuperBabe in the beatification stakes.
    This is a man who
    a) knows what a door is and understands that, once opened, people can pass from one room to another by utilising the space thus created;
    b) knows 'about wine' and can write a date in a diary;
    c) knows someone who knows someone who has a hat shop and is a national celebrity;
    d) checks what is booked in the diary so knows about it before it happens;
    e) can construct a rota in such a way that he and his wife can both maintain careers, with everyone else fitting around their availability.

    How many more perfections can one hero cope with?

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  • Message 15

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    Posted by JacksParakeetBeingDe-Nested (U2979858) on Tuesday, 22nd March 2011

    Snork, Sleepyhollow! Verily Roy is the new Henry.

    jp

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  • Message 16

    , in reply to message 10.

    Posted by Ruralrambler (U11117592) on Tuesday, 22nd March 2011

    I liked the realistic ' only child Ruth' not being able to understand the bigger brother pull of wanting to help and feel indispensable to his little sister.

    Shula seems to have forgotten that she was the font of all knowledge regarding widowhood and has left Elizabeth to it. Perhaps she has her hands full looking after Nigel's hunter. How did that horse end up at the Stables? Have I missed something vital? 


    Surely it's got nothing to do with loving big brothers and everything to do with David's massive load of guilt? He and Elizabeth never got on particularly well in the past. And the idea of only children like Ruth having some sort of defect where they can't understand sibling love because they haven't had a sibling seems all wrong to me.

    I am one of three siblings and get on well with both - but I know plenty who never speak to their siblings or heartily loathe them - it just depends on circumstances and the personalities involved.

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  • Message 17

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    Posted by jollyBusybody (U6176612) on Wednesday, 30th March 2011

    This whole story line of David being the one to help Elizabeth all the time just hasn't rung true for me. I know it's guilt on his part but in normal family life (I know, I know, it's fiction) her sister Shula would be there the most. She was widowed when a young woman. She's got far more time than David and she's quite capable. And if my memory serves me right, David and Elizabeth were never close - in fact at daggers drawn much of the time. So I have found all this just a bit irritating especially as they didn't need to kill off Nigel anyway. He could have broken his fall on something, been badly injured, in a coma for a while, lots of drama about whether he would recover and if so by how much and then how would he manage to run the estate if in a wheelchair with brain damage? What a wasted opportunity. I'm glad Roy has stepped in because I'm fed up with David playing superman in a really creepy way and he was always one of my favourite characters (along with NIGEL!)

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  • Message 18

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    Posted by typewright (U14048004) on Wednesday, 30th March 2011

    Ah, but WonderRoy has shown David up as a very failed superman. David couldn't even stop his brother-in-law leaping off a tall building in a single bound. Whereas Roy is the God's gift not just to Caroline, but to Lizzie. No contest!

    I do hope David can wean himself off his sister and LoLo, but it doesn't look very hopeful.

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